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While temperatures are expected to fluctuate for some areas of New Zealand this week, the Bay of Plenty will remain around the 18 degree mark. Overnight lows are expected to sit around seven-to-10 degrees as summer approaches. “Choosing what to...

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A community garden built by community-based offenders in Greerton will be officially opened on October 24. The garden will be officially opened on October 24. The garden built and planted by offenders on Chadwick Road while completing their community...

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The high system that brought fine weather for most of New Zealand this past week has moved off to the east of the country and is being replaced by an area of low pressure. “This should see a change in the weather for many places this weekend,”...

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The Bay of Plenty looks set to get some rain this weekend as a slow moving front moves over the North Island. The MetService says there is still considerable uncertainty regarding the position and intensity of the front but it's likely to bring...

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A Waikato University chemistry professor whose work in fingerprinting the Rena's oil was of prime importance has been awarded the title Emeritus Professor. After the Rena struck Astrolabe Reef in October 2011, Alistair Wilkins worked tirelessly...

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Increased risk of a tropical cyclone threatening the Bay of Plenty and the East Cape is being predicted by Niwa for the coming cyclone season. Niwa is also forecasting a busy finish to the tropical cyclone season this summer, with reduced activity from...

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Bethlehem Primary School children will be getting stuck in to pick up rubbish in Tauranga's Gordon Carmichael Reserve this week. The clean-up, on Friday October 17, is part of the Communities for Clean Water campaign organised by the New Zealand...

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A match fund aimed at small-to-medium sized neighbourhood projects is having the finishing touches applied before opening for applications. The city council's community development fund is currently being tweaked ahead of the first round of funding,...

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The ridge of high pressure that saw a fine end to the school holidays will remain in charge for most of this week, with fine weather predicted for Tauranga right through until the weekend. The forecast for this week is for daily highs of around the 19...

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The Bay of Plenty experienced a mild September according to new data, with above average temperatures recorded. According to the latest National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research's climate summary update, September was characterised by...

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